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Mr. Reactionary
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« on: August 05, 2022, 02:39:40 PM »

To protect the workers, this repeals a ridiculously authoritarian law that eliminated secret ballot elections for union certification. If you are pro-worker, then the workers should be allowed to vote, privately, on their fate. Denying them this vote is anti-democratic and anti-worker and only serves to intimidate the workers.
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Mr. Reactionary
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2022, 07:57:58 AM »

So Im pretty sure 1 is already law without this law. The National Labor Relations Act already does 1 so its redundant.

2A absolutely eliminates the secret ballot for union elections and deprives workers of voting at all. The Southern Constitution requires a secret ballot for union elections. 2 is obviously anti worker.

3 is absolutely bonkers. I thought unions were about workplace safety and benefits. Section 3 stupidly OKs unions going on strike over completely unrelated stuff. Sonething that hasnt been allowed for like 80+ years irl.

I could be ok with keeping 4.

5A is nuts. Why do rando 3rd parties get to trespass on private property. I have no problem with this applying outside of work but as written UAW mafia legbreakers can walk onto a factory floor at any time and disrupt the work shift.

5B is clearly unconstitutional it prohibits the distribution and promotion of literature AKA Speech. That has to come out for legal purposes as its illegal currently.

5C is so weird. Why are only 3rd party union bosses allowed to trespass wherever they want? Im fine with a general rule but not this ridiculous carveout for again 3rd parties who arent bound by any contract.

And 6 is just dumb unless employers are similarly allowed to put people in union leadership roles.

Its a pretty despicable horseshchit law. Unsurprising a tyrant is super into using ridiculous tactics to try to save it.

That being said I offer the following compromise amendment:

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Section 2. Protecting secret ballot elections

The Walter Reuther & Cesar Chavez Solidarity Act is hereby repealed amended as follows:

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Section 1:No Fire

1A.) It is hereby unlawful for any employer to fire or discipline any employee for joining a trade union, encouraging colleagues to join a union or attempting to form a union or organize within their workplace.

1B.) Any employer found guilty of breaching Section 1A shall be fined $5,000 after the first breach, $10,000 after the second breach and an additional $20,000 for each subsequent breach.

1C.) The Attorney General shall have the authority to introduce additional fines on companies found to breaching this regulation on successive occasions.

Section 2: Recognition

2A.) A union shall be recognized within any workplace providing that more than 50% of employees submit a signed affirmation in favor of unionization.

2B.) If less than 50% but more than 30% of employees submit a signed affirmation in favor of unionization then a secret ballot shall be held by employees on whether to unionize.

2C.) These signed affirmations may only be publicly accessible in an anonymous manner. No individual workers may be identified by signing an affirmation

Section 3: Solidarity Forever

3A.) Solidarity Strikes, or secondary strikes are hereby legal- under the provision that a ballot of union members is held with more than 50% voting in favor.


Section 4: Farm Workers are Workers

4A.) The National Labor Relations Act 1935 is hereby amended to include farm workers, and no limit shall be placed upon them

Section 5: Level Playing Field

5A.) No employer shall be allowed to limit, control or deny access for their employees to discuss or meet with their union representatives outside of working hours or off-site.

5B.) Employers shall not be allowed to use company resources to fund or provide literature or promotional material which encourages their employees not to join, except during a permitted election under section 2B, where a spending limit shall be approved by the National Labor Relations board

5C.) It is hereby illegal for an employer to use any form of surveillance to monitor, track or disrupt the lawful activities of workers or union officials within the workplace.

Section 6: The room where it happens.

6A.) All public limited companies shall have at least 1 trade union appointed official as a sitting and voting member of their board of directors. All unions for a workplace shall have at least 1 management appointed official as a sitting and voting member of their presiding board.
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This is more than fair.

Also Nay on all 3 amendments currently being voted on at this time.
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Mr. Reactionary
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E: 5.45, S: -3.35

« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2022, 05:44:04 PM »

Nay
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Mr. Reactionary
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E: 5.45, S: -3.35

« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2022, 05:47:09 AM »

Nay
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2022, 03:31:35 PM »

Aye
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